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Boatman Licence

A licence will be required if you wish to be in charge of and/or navigate a pleasure boat licensed by NFDC. You will need to submit an application form, relevant fee, evidence of medical fitness and qualifications.

Applicants must be age 18 and over and will be assessed for their competency by a qualified assessor prior to licensing by this Authority. The assessment will determine that the applicant has a full knowledge of all statutory rules, regulations and byelaws applicable to navigation on the water or waters for which the licence is required.

Licences are issued initially for one year then on a three yearly basis thereafter. Further guidance is available by clicking on the link below.


docs icon Boatmen Licences Application Form [180kb]

docs icon Boatmans RENEWAL Licence Application Form [344kb]

adobe icon Boatmen Licences Application Guidance Notes [147kb]

docs icon Boatmen Licences Assessor Form [54kb]
023 8028 5505

adobe icon Pleasure Boat and Boatman Licences Council Approved Surveyors and Assessors [89kb]

Updated: 16 Apr 2020
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